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Is this site running Liferay?

Company Blogs November 20, 2008 By Nate Cavanaugh Staff

It's been a while, but trust me, we've been working like crazy to get 5.2 out for your using pleasure.

But, I arrive with a bit of a gift, especially for the marketing folks (or anyone curious). Have you ever wondered if a website was running Liferay?

Well guess no more. I've written a Greasemonkey script that will tell you if a website is running Liferay or not. What's Greasemonkey you ask?
Only about the absolute coolest extension for Firefox known to man (yes it requires Firefox).

So what do you do?

If you have Greasemonkey installed, you should just skip to Step 3.

Step 1: Go to https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/748

Step 2: Click the Add to Firefox button, and install the plugin. It will notify you to restart firefox.

Step 3: Once you've restarted, go here: http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/37259

Step 4: Press the Install button at the upper right

Step 5: Agree to the install


Step 6: Visit a website (like http://liferay.com)


Step 7: Enjoy the info:

And that's it. You can hide the display (and it will popup on every page load, or you can hide it for the domain, which will hide it for 1 year. If you want it to show up again, just clear your cookies, and it will popup again for any domain you have hidden it for.



Threaded Replies Author Date
I'm totally going to use this. Thanks, Nate! Meesa Kim November 21, 2008 2:13 PM
Nice Nate, it would be even nicer if it tells... Bruno Farache November 21, 2008 4:42 PM
Nice add on and interesting to see what sites... Andrew Tillinghast November 24, 2008 9:52 AM
tried, Nice Arcko Duan November 24, 2008 6:55 PM
Hi, really nice tool, Nate! But this doesn't... Robin S. January 9, 2009 6:23 AM
Apart from version information, it will be... Manish Kumar Gupta April 21, 2010 9:35 AM
Awesome. Michael Louis Guerra September 26, 2013 10:11 PM

I'm totally going to use this. Thanks, Nate!
Posted on 11/21/08 2:13 PM.
Nice Nate, it would be even nicer if it tells you which Liferay version is running...
Posted on 11/21/08 4:42 PM.
Nice add on and interesting to see what sites are liferay based. However I have 2 problems with it A) even though I set some domains to never alert me again (such and liferay.com) the notification is still displayed. b) When visiting non-liferay sites such as ones I'm developing my error console gets filled with Error: thisPage is not defined. Error is on line 22.
Posted on 11/24/08 9:52 AM.
Posted on 11/24/08 6:55 PM.

really nice tool, Nate!

But this doesn't work for every version of Liferay, does it?
I recently visited a Site that was obviously a Liferaysite, for example the "web/guest/home" and even a "Liferay - xxx" Title, but Greasemonkey didn't report it.

Nevertheless a cool feature, thanks!
Posted on 1/9/09 6:23 AM.
Apart from version information, it will be great to know whether it is based on CE or EE.
Posted on 4/21/10 9:35 AM.
Posted on 9/26/13 10:11 PM.